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The additional trees and shrubs in flower are the tamarisk, altheas, Venetian sumach, pomegranates, the beautiful passion-flower, the trumpet flower, and the virgin's bower or clematis, which is such a quick and handsome climber.
The Captain looked in, too, through the dusky clumps of altheas and plum-trees, at the old stone house, dyed tawny-gray in the evening light, and talked on, the words falling unconscious and simple as a stream of milk.
Pitiful attempts at gardening lined the gravel entrance, periwinkle dried up in the blazing Western sun, sickly scented geraniums that shrivelled to the night frost, altheas that did better but refused to bloom.
A tall iron railing, with an ornamental gate, encloses a front yard in which are some forlorn-looking shrubs, a rosebush or two, and a couple of scraggy altheas.
_altheas_, and other malvaceous plants that shared the ground with the palmettos.
a few stunted altheas grew out of the hard ground.
"weed-prairie" -- that is, instead of having a grassy turf, its surface was covered in a thick growth of flowering-plants, as _helianthus, malvas, altheas, hibiscus_, and other tall annuals standing side by side, and frequently laced together by wild-pea vines and various species of convolvulus.